[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Conference, University of Wisconsin

sophie dennison sophvet at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 18 07:18:41 PDT 2008

The 2nd Annual WEZAM Marine Mammal Conference will be held in Madison on November 8th/9th 2008. The conference format will entail morning lectures and afternoon wet labs. Two cadaver based wet labs will be offered this year. The first wet lab will demonstrate clinical diagnostic techniques (blood sampling, CSF collection, blubber biopsying, ultrasound) is sponsored by ALOKA ultrasound systems. The second wet lab will be limited on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis and will be dedicated to necropsy examination. The conference is aimed at students, veterinarians, veterinary technicians and researchers with an interest in marine mammal medicine, health and pathology. Up to 13 hours of CE certification is available for non-student registrants depending on the level of participation. A student dinner hosted by Morris Animal Foundation will be held on the Saturday night for student registrants. Anyone planning on presenting a poster at the poster session must register for the conference, and poster abstracts must be submitted by September 15th. 

Speakers include: 
Dr. Bill Van Bonn (Shedd Aquarium), 
Dr. Nancy Thomas (National Wildlife Center), 
Dr. David Brunson (Pfizer), 
Dr. Mark Uhen (Alabama Natural History Museum), 
Dr. Nicola Pussini The Marine Mammal Center), 
Dr. Scott Wright (National Wildlife Center), 
Dr. Kathleen Colegrove (University of Illinois) 
Dr. Sophie Dennison (University of Wisconsin). 

Further information can be found in the brochure available at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine continuing education website at www.vetmed.wisc.edu/ce. Registration will open on September 2nd 2008.

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